MF2093 Sustainable Consumption 6.0 credits

Hållbar konsumtion

This course gives an overview of the subject sustainable consumption, including background, goal and theories.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

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Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

- understand how consumption is connected to ecological, social and economic sustainability.

- understand which consumption categories that have largest environmental impact and why, as well as how the consumption is connected to values, lifestyle and income.

- describe how the consumption looks in a global perspective, how it is changed, and forecasts for the future.

- state the connection between design and consumption and how design methodology can be used to achieve a more sustainable consumption.

- understand and reflect on your own footprint and create a strategy for how it can be reduced with an energy descent plan.

- know and use different methods to influence, change and plan for a more sustainable consumption.

Course Disposition

The course is an e-learning course consisting of lectures online, with exercises and written assignments.

Supervision via Skype or e-mail.

Some exercises are carried out in groups of three students either via Skype or if possible, at meetings.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor Degree.

Recommended prerequisites

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Current research articles and reports.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand in Exercise, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed exercises and written assignments.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Sara Ilstedt

Further information

Course web

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Course web MF2093

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

E-learning course.